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americans' tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. >>reporter: senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell returned to the senate floor, pledging to work through the weekend. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house, in the hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> we're going to do the best we can for the congresses we have and for the country that's waiting for us to make a decision. >>reporter: democratic and republican leaders have agreed to extend jobless benefits and some tax increases, but the income threshold is not yet clear. the president and senate leaders are expressing optimism that they'll get the job done, but the president has a backup plan just in case. >> if an agreement isn't reached in time between senator reid and senator mcconnell, then i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a basic package for an up-or-down vote. >>reporter: that bear bones bill would preserve tax cuts for the middle class and extend unemployment benefits. it would also lay a foundation for a broader deal to c
schools already have armed guards. >> in fact there were two armed law enforcement officers who twice engaged the shooters at columbine. that didn't prevent 15 from being killed. >> reporter: mostly democratic lawmakers pushing for improved gun control were hoping to get nra support. now it looks like that's not going to happen. lapierre blamed video games, music games and media for exposing children to a violent culture. a ban for assault weapons is pushed saying the time for change has arrived. >> parents and school officials in the bay area are skeptical even dismiss civ of the nra proposal to put armed guards in every school. >> it's a horribly poor choice to say that the answer to gun violence is to put more guns out there. >> several school districts already have armed police officers at high schools but there are no cops at elementary schools and no plans to put them there. >>> an alleged prostitute has been arrested with a deadly home invasion robbery. 22 year old raven dixon was in court yesterday. there she is. she's charged with being accessory to murder with gang enhanceme
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